There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)


Thief Wine & Wolf Peach Alto Adige Wine Dinner - Monday, March 30
6:30 p.m. at Wolf Peach
Please join Phil Bilodeau of Thief Wine and Erich Wilz of Wolf Peach for a fantastic dinner at Wolf Peach featuring the wines and cuisine of Alto Adige! Nestled in the mountains in the far northeastern corner of Italy, Alto Adige produces a range of delicious and food-friendly wines, from crisp and minerally Pinot Bianco to aromatic Gewurztraminer and elegant Pinot Noir to savory Lagrein. And, due to its Germanic influence the food is hearty and complex. This should be an outstanding food and wine experience! The menu will be:

  • Cantina Terlan 2013 Pinot Bianco Classico
    Spinach Mezzaluna, Parmesean Broth, Ricotta Salata, Brown Butter Vinaigrette
  • St. Pauls “Justina” 2013 Gewurztraminer
    Pan-Roasted Trout Steak, Creamy Semolina, Sauerkraut Caponata, Rye Tuile
  • San Pietro 2012 Pinot Noir
    Rabbit Leg Confit, Bread Dumpling, Dried Door County Cherry, Pinot Noir Gastrique, Chervil
  • Elena Walch 2010 Lagrein
    Wood-Roasted Pheasant Breast, Gnocchi, Sugar Bee Oyster Mushroom, Pine Nut, Brussel Sprout Leaves, Cocoa Demi-Glace
  • Kellerei Kaltern 2012 Moscato Giallo
    Apple Tarte Tatin, Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Streusel, Dehydrated Apple, Purple Door Vanilla Ice Cream

The reception begins at 6:30, with the first course starting at 7:00. Cost of the dinner is $95 per person plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are required; call Wolf Peach at 414.374.8480 to reserve your seats.

Red Wines of the Southern Rhone- Tuesday, April 7 (MPM) and Wednesday, April 8 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Reds of the Southern Rhone are an intriguing blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and often a few other grapes thrown in for good measure. Rich, meaty, smoky, and earthy, they're great wines for cooler weather, and with a hearty stew. Chateauneuf du Pape is the most famous appellation in the region, but other villages such as Lirac and Gigondas produce top-quality wines as well, while Cotes-du-Rhones offer exceptional value. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 2 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 2 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).

Rosé-Palooza! - Tuesday, Apr. 21 (MPM) & Wednesday, Apr. 22 (Shorewood)
Drop in between 5 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 5 & 9 p.m. at Shorewood
It's that time of year! Our wonderfully delicious 2014 dry rosés will be arriving throughout April, and the weather should be finally cooperating! They're great with food, great for summer, great any time. And if you're not sure which rosé to get, here's your chance to try before you buy! For this week's tasting we'll be opening up scads of rosé for you to try, at just $1, $2, or $3 per sample. Want to try 5? No problem. 10? You got it. 15? Well, we might have to cut you off. Hurray for rosé!

Cost of the tasting is a la carte. Drop in between 5 - 7:30 p.m. at MPM on Tuesday or 5 - 9 p.m. at Shorewood on Wednesday; no RSVPs are required. Email or call us at 414.277.7707 for more information.

Thief Wine's Annual Spring Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 25 (MPM)
Save the date - Thief Wine's annual Spring Grand Tasting returns on Saturday, April 25! As in past years, we'll take over the entire second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market for a fantastic late-afternoon walk-around tasting featuring an abundance of more than 100 Thief-worthy wines for you to sample, accompanied by live music and light appetizers. More details coming soon!

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